Narges Poursadeqi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She studied Fine Art at The University of California Berkeley and continued at California College of The Arts where she got her master's Degree. Her work investigates the intersection of culture, memory, and narrative, and how each affects the other.

Poursadeqi’s practice is derived by political events, culture, and religion. She works with archived photos, videos, and texts. Her role as a collector and storyteller allows her to create contemporary work that responds to political events, cultural movements, and contemporary religious discourse. The work exists in the process of finding the perfect casing, the perfect context for each object.

EDUCATION

HONORS / AWARDS

Mentored Fellowship, CCA, 2020
Alumnx Residency, CCA, 2020
Dennis Leon and Christin Nelson Scholarship, 2020

Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award, 2019

Kala Art Institute Artist Award, 2019

Honors & Scholarships at California College of the Arts, 2019

Honors Program at the University of California, Berkeley, 2018

Certificate Of Excellence, In Painting, University of California, Berkeley, 2018
Member of Golden Key International Honor Society, 2017
Best In The show, San Diego County Fair, 2015
Best in The Show, San Diego County Fair, 2014

EXHIBITIONS

Strange city// Video Projection // Salesforce Towers, 2020

Strange Truth // Video Projection // Salesforce Towers, 2020

Video Projection // San Francisco College of The Arts, 2020

2019 – 2020 Artist’s Annual Exhibition // Kalla Gallery, 2020

Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Exhibition // SOMArts, 2019

Honors & Scholarship exhibition // Hubbell Street Galleries, 2019

Spin Circle - Mixed Baggage // Worth Ryder Gallery, 2019

Stories We Remember In Order To Live // San Francisco, Mimesis, 2019 

Volume 12.5 Exhibition - Mixed Baggage // The Front Art & culture, 2018

Packing Up To Go - Mixed Baggage // Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 2018

POSSIBLE TITLES // Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 2018
Gallery of Belmont Village exhibition, 2017
Senior Exhibition // Worth Ryder Art Gallery exhibition, 2016
Honors Exhibition // Worth Ryder Art Gallery exhibition, 2016
San Diego County Fair, 2015
Mesa Art Gallery, 2015
San Diego County Fair, 2014
Mesa Art Gallery, 2013
Mesa Art Gallery, 2012

Collaborative Exhibition, Young Cinema Festival, 2001
Collaborative Exhibition, Arasbaran Cultural Center, 2000
Collaborative Exhibition, Iran Photographers House, 1999

Teaching Assistant, Screen printing I, Spring, 2020
Teaching Assistant, History of animation, Fall, 2019
Teaching Assistant, History of animation, spring 2019
Cyanotype workshop, Art Class, Albany Highschool, 2018
Cyanotype workshop, Art Class university of California Berkeley, Summer 2017
Individual Painting class, San Diego, 2015-16

TEACHING

PUBLICATIONS

Berkeley Art Center, Conversation, 2020

Hyper Allergic, online arts magazine, 2020

3Elements Review Online Magazine, 2019

Berkeley Art Center, 2020

 

ACTIVITIES

Master of Fine Arts
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA


Bachelor of Art Practice

University Of California, Berkeley, CA

Associate of Fine Arts (Digital Art Emphasis)

San Diego Mesa College, San Diego, CA

Graduated from Cinema 

Iranian Youth Cinema Society, Tehran, Iran

Intern at Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, 2018

Intern at Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, 2017

Volunteer at Mesa art Gallery, San Diego, 2014

Volunteer at Mesa Art Gallery, San Diego, 2013

Photography Project Persian Cultural Center, San Diego, 2012